Constructed of composite panels on an aluminum frame, the 2014 Corvette Stingray features a lightweight but stiff body. The design of the new car borrows from older generations, yet presents a unified whole. The car is clearly a Corvette, but its modern style makes it look as good as any recent Ferrari.
Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter noted during a presentation that Chevy incorporated actual racing technology in the new Corvette, such as canting the radiator at a forward angle. All the vents on the body are functional.
Cabin appointments have traditionally been a weak point on Corvette models, but Chevrolet put some real effort, and money, into the new model. It feels good enough to rival that of the Italian supercar makers.